Constraints to the utilisation of conservation agriculture in Africa as perceived by agricultural extension service providers

Constraints to the utilisation of conservation agriculture in Africa as perceived by agricultural... Land Use Policy 73 (2018) 331–340 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Land Use Policy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/landusepol Constraints to the utilisation of conservation agriculture in Africa as perceived by agricultural extension service providers a,b, a b Brendan Brown , Ian Nuberg , Rick Llewellyn School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Private Mail Bag 1, Glen Osmond, South Australia, 5064, Australia CSIRO Agriculture, Adelaide, Private Mail Bag 2, Glen Osmond, South Australia, 5064,Australia ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a knowledge-intensive set of practices which requires substantial access to Adoption gap functional agricultural extension services to enable utilisation. Despite this importance, the perspectives of those Qualitative assessment providing extension services to smallholder farmers have not been fully investigated. To address this, we qua- Africa litatively explore the perspectives of agricultural extension providers across six African countries to understand Information gap why uptake of CA has been limited, as well as the institutional changes that may be required to facilitate greater Farmer to farmer extension utilisation. Across the diversity of geographical, political and institutional contexts between countries, we find Conservation agriculture multiple commonalities in the constrained utilisation of CA by smallholder farmers, highlighting the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Use Policy Elsevier

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10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.02.009
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Land Use Policy 73 (2018) 331–340 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Land Use Policy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/landusepol Constraints to the utilisation of conservation agriculture in Africa as perceived by agricultural extension service providers a,b, a b Brendan Brown , Ian Nuberg , Rick Llewellyn School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Private Mail Bag 1, Glen Osmond, South Australia, 5064, Australia CSIRO Agriculture, Adelaide, Private Mail Bag 2, Glen Osmond, South Australia, 5064,Australia ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a knowledge-intensive set of practices which requires substantial access to Adoption gap functional agricultural extension services to enable utilisation. Despite this importance, the perspectives of those Qualitative assessment providing extension services to smallholder farmers have not been fully investigated. To address this, we qua- Africa litatively explore the perspectives of agricultural extension providers across six African countries to understand Information gap why uptake of CA has been limited, as well as the institutional changes that may be required to facilitate greater Farmer to farmer extension utilisation. Across the diversity of geographical, political and institutional contexts between countries, we find Conservation agriculture multiple commonalities in the constrained utilisation of CA by smallholder farmers, highlighting the

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Published: Apr 1, 2018

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